Meizu unveils Pro 6 Plus, goes back to Samsung hardware

To finish 2016 on a high note, Meizu took to Twitter to announce the Pro 6 Plus, a refresh of its flagship smartphone that features some savvy new specs. Housing a bigger, 5.7-inch 1440 x 2560 AMOLED display, the handset is powered by the Samsung Exynos 8890 chipset, the same unit that drives the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, rather than a MediaTek chip. There are 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage.

The smartphone also offers a fingerprint sensor, a heart-rate monitor, and 3D Touch technology. There's a 12MP camera on its back, which utilizes the Sony IMX386 CMOS sensor that Meizu previously used in the MX6 smartphone. This time, though, the camera module is paired with Samsung's image signal processor and optical image stabilization system, which ought to provide better-looking photos. Hi-Fi audio, global LTE support (with the likely exception of the United States), and USB Type-C connectivity complete the configuration.

Powered by a 3400mAh battery with fast charging that takes it to 60% in half an hour, the 0.29in (7.3mm)-thin Meizu Pro 6 Plus introduces Flyme OS 6, the newest version of the handset maker's Android platform. Built on top of Android 6.0 Marshmallow, it boasts a new artificial intelligence engine called "One Mind." Another new software addition is an Always-on Display feature.

The Meizu Pro 6 Plus costs about $435 (CNY 3000) in its Chinese land of origin. The handset will be sold in Gray, Silver and Gold. Though it won'be available globally, the Pro 6 Plus will probably make it to stores in Europe and Russia as well. The Samsung modem makes it a safe buy for these parts of the world, although reliable warranty and customer support will be up to the reseller.

UPDATE: As confirmed by Meizu, the PRO 6 Plus will launch outside of China. It will become available in most of the company's international markets. The availability of the device in each market will depend on each distributor. 

Currently, Meizu’s devices are officially available for sale in the following countries: 

Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Brunei, Bulgaria, Cambodia, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Ukraine and United Kingdom.

The Meizu PRO 6 Plus should become available in most of these countries, although specifics are to be announced at a later time.

source: Meizu on Twitter

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PRO 6 Plus
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 8 Octa, Octa-core, 2300 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh



1. raky_b

Posts: 409; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

me like it

2. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

great specs for that price actually... but it's still too expensive for this unknown brand... add little more money and you'll get OP3T :-/

3. Stranded87

Posts: 53; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

Yep, though it sounds like it's not particularly focused on sales outside Asia, and within Asia it's not an unknown brand.

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

Interesting that you're not familiar with Meizu. Hopefully you've heard of Alibaba and they own a big chunk of them. Meizu are a very reputable brand along the lines of Xiaomi.

4. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I see all Samsung note 7 hardwares are in this phone ! the chipset , RAM, Battery, Camera and USB-C

5. Moose

Posts: 418; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

They learned the hard way. I don't think the Pro 6 was as popular as the Pro 5. It wasn't just the drop in size from 5.7 to 5.2. I actually prefer smaller phones. The main problem with the Pro 6, in my view, was the switch from a Samsung SOC to a Mediatek one with the resultant great drop in battery life, a big deal breaker for me. Also, the Pro 6 was unexpectedly heavy for a 5.2 inch phone. I see that the Pro 6 Plus is actually lighter than the Pro 5 and a hair smaller in length and width. I tried and loved the Pro 5 but won't be keen on the Pro 6 Plus - for me, larger phones were just a fad, a phase I went through. I now want more compact, light weight phones. My current phone is the Xiaomi Mi 5 - compact at 5.15 inches and weighing an amazingly light 129 grams.

7. fonelover

Posts: 255; Member since: Mar 19, 2015

They could name it Pro 7 similar to famous 7 series of Samsung and Apple.

9. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

They usually get a better bin also so it might be more efficient than prior 8890 implementations


Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

It supports external memory card or not


Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 30, 2016

Pro 6 plus supports external memory option

12. TheOracle1

Posts: 2329; Member since: May 04, 2015

It does not apparently.

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